High street bakery chain Greggs is planning a third stand-alone store in Belfast, while high street patisserie and cake shop, Patisserie Valerie (PV), will make its Northern Irish debut a few doors away.

Greggs has submitted a planning application for its third outlet in the city centre.

The bakery is planning to open up to 50 stores across Northern Ireland, having opened its first in April of last year. Greggs has 1,670 stores located across Great Britain.

PV will make its national debut on the same street, at the former Jaeger premises – it has around 90 shops across the UK and is valued at £320m. A second unit is also expected to open in Belfast before the end of 2016.